Ramya Krishnan: Interesting facts and candid photos of the 50-year-old actress

Updated: 15 September, 2020 11:09 IST | Nikita Wagh
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    Born on September 15, 1970, Ramya Krishnan's birthplace is Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu. Ramya is the niece of popular Tamil actor-comedian and political critic Cho Ramaswamy. (All photos/Ramya Krishnan's official Instagram account)

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    Ramya Krishnan started her acting career at the age of 13. She made her debut as the female lead with Vellai Manasu, where she was paired up with Y. G. Mahendran. In picture: Ramya Krishnan's childhood picture.

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    Ramya Krishnan has been part of the film industry for 37 years now. While she tasted splendid success with Baahubali, where she played the role of Raj Mata Sivagami Devi, let us tell you that the actress has struggled quite a lot in her initial days. In picture: Ramya as the iconic Queen Sivagami Devi from Baahubali.

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    Ramya Krishnan knows various dance forms including Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam and Western and thus, she well utilised her dancing skills and did a number of stage shows.

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    Ramya Krishnan was one of the boldest actresses of her times. She did not shy away from doing steamy scenes or donning swimsuits. In picture: Ramya Krishnan as Sophie (Sanjay Dutt's love interest) in Khalnayak sizzled on-screen in the title track 'Nayak Nahi Khalnayak Hai Tu'.

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    Ramya Krishnan has acted in more than 250 movies in five languages – Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. While some saw her in lead roles, some were in supporting ones. In picture: Snapshots from the film Criminal, featuring Nagarjuna, Manisha Koirala and Ramya Krishnan. The actress played a cop in the film.

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    Well, Ramya Krishnan played a handful of roles in Bollywood films, however, that did not give her much recognition as a performer. In picture: Snapshots from some of the popular Bollywood films that Ramya has been part of. (L to R) - Ramya with SRK in Chaahat; Ramya with Amitabh Bachchan in Bade Miyan Chote Miyan; Ramya with Jackie Shroff in Shapath.

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    While she is considered as one of the most versatile actresses down south, her character Sivagami Devi from Baahubali made her super popular pan India, especially among the younger generation. So much was her character's popularity that a book titled 'The Rise Of Sivagami' was published in its wake.

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    Ramya Krishnan won plaudits from fans and critics alike for her portrayal as Queen Sivagami in the 'Baahubali' films. However, what many may not know is that she wasn't the first choice for the role. SS Rajamouli was reportedly keen on casting Sridevi for the role. Apparently, Sridevi couldn't be locked in to portray the character of Sivagami since she demanded a whopping Rs 6 crore for the role.

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    Ramya Krishnan may have had given a shot at Bollywood in the late '90s, but now when asked if a return to Hindi cinema is on the cards, she says, "There is nothing that has excited me to return to the Hindi film scene."

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    On the personal front, Ramya Krishnan got married to long-time beau Telugu director Krishna Vamsi in 2003. The director-actress duo dated for almost seven years before tying the knot.

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    Ramya Krishnan gave birth to son Ritwik Vamsi in 2005, two years after her marriage. As a child, Ritwik used to often accompany his mother Ramya to film events and shoots too.

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    She was meant to work in a Hindi-Tamil film starring Amitabh Bachchan but the project didn't take off. But there is one Telugu-Hindi film coming up, which stars Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday in her kitty. Clearly, she is excited about it. And so are her fans!

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    Here's wishing a very happy birthday to Ramya Krishnan!

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About The Gallery

It's actress Ramya Krishnan's birthday on September 15. As the actress turns 50 this year, we present some interesting facts about her, along with candid pictures.

First Published: 15 September, 2020 08:50 IST